Ishita Ranjan: Founder and Director
Spark and Co. was founded as a grassroot movement by Ishita (she/her) in 2017/8. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Ishita pivoted the organisation, registering it as a Community Interest Company to respond to the emerging and disproportionate challenges faced by those experiencing marginalisation.
Ishita brings with her over a decades experience in the social enterprise sector and holds a MSc in Third Sector Effectiveness: Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment from Bayes Business School (formerly known as Cass Business School).
Ishita has a wealth of experience working with infrastructure organisations and funders; alongside her work at Spark and Co., Ishita also builds the work of Good Finance (an autonomous, independent project funded by Big Society Capital and The Access Foundation) and oversees its mission and strategic growth. Ishita has a strong track record of managing and delivering complex projects that create social change. She is passionate about social impact, equality, and the role we play as individuals in building an equitable world.
She also brings with her lived experience of immigration, English as a third language, racial inequality and deeply understands some of the complex challenges faced by community organisations in the sector.
Ishita founded Spark and Co. in response to the Covid-19 crisis and the disproportionate effect it was having on ethnic minorities in the UK.
Ishita brings with her over a decade experience in the social enterprise sector and a strong track record of managing and delivering complex projects that create social change. She is passionate about social impact, equality, and the role we play as individuals in tackling society’s pressing issues.
Prior to this, Ishita Co-Founded Copy & Code, an online marketing and website development agency for social impact organisations. An avid reader, writer and storyteller, Ishita loves listening to and understanding stories from marginalised voices, and the role this plays in our collective understanding of the world we live in.